Mon. Nov 23rd, 2020

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Island Roads helps lead the way in Covid-19 fight

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Island Roads is putting its full support behind the NHS’s Covid-19 app

Island Roads is putting its full support behind the NHS’s Covid-19 app.

The company will be writing to its 200-strong workforce encouraging them to download the app and is also looking to promote the technology on its VMS signs that are currently displaying information on the St Mary’s roundabout scheme (as well as showing supportive messages for NHS staff and carers on Thursday evenings).

Island Roads is also keen to carry any advertising for the new app on its vehicle fleet which remains active as key workers continue their role in keeping the network clean, safe and moving for those who need to use it.

Steve Ashman, Island Roads service director, said: “Islanders have been doing their bit by obeying the current restrictions but this new app gives them the opportunity to really lead the way in fighting back against Covid-19.

“All our staff – around 200 people – live on the Island and I am absolutely sure they will be doing their bit for the local community and for the rest of the UK in making this trial a success.”